The Oklahoma City Thunder have started post-Kevin Durant life pretty well. The team has gone 3-0 so far this season and Russell Westbrook has been putting up some crazy numbers.
Oklahoma is heading into a back-to-back against the Golden State Warriors and L.A. Clippers that will really test out where they are as a team, but so far they have passed every challenge.
Russ has been the main man, but his support has been strong from the likes of Steven Adams and Victor Oladipo, who have both been tied down to contract extensions as the franchise look towards their long term future.
Adams, in particular, has come on leaps and bounds over the past year and has developed into one of the future stars for the organisation. His breakout came in the playoffs as he helped the Thunder to within one win of the NBA finals.
The New Zealander has begun this campaign in brilliant form, averaging career-highs in rebounding (9), points (13) and steals (2.3). He has also averaged 35 minutes per game out on the hardwood - that is ten extra minutes than he averaged during the previous season.
As for Oladipo, his start to live in OKC has been overshadowed somewhat by the fanfare surrounding the Durant-Westbrook narrative.
However, he has continued to put up the steady numbers that saw him become a fans' favourite in Orlando (17p, 3.7r, 2.3a). His shooting percentage (34%) is at a career-low, but he is averaging a career-high 84.6% from the free-throw line.News Now - Sport News